The news: Apple’s first cancelation of 2022 has been the quite removal of the outdated Beats Pill+ speaker, as first spotted by 9to5Mac.
- The speaker, which launched in 2015, is no longer available for sale from Apple or Beats…even though the companies haven’t publicly made a statement about the product’s future yet
- With this being discontinued, Apple no longer offers a battery-powered, portable Bluetooth speaker
- If you want a speaker from Apple, you’ll have to grab the only one they make: HomePod mini
Our take: I honestly forgot about this until I saw the headlines that Apple discontinued it. Which I don’t blame myself for, considering that it was last updated in 2015 and has been greatly out shadowed by the HomePod mini (which is much cheaper). Really, I’m just sad (and confused?) that Apple doesn’t make a really good Bluetooth speaker. It seems like such an obvious product that they could nail…considering that they literally make HomePod speakers already.